West Ham's Allardyce charged by FA for misconduct
LONDON (REUTERS) - West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has been charged with misconduct by the FA (Football Association) for comments to the media after Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay defeat at Manchester United.
Allardyce did not hide his annoyance after his side were not awarded what he considered a penalty while United did get a spot kick, a decision he put down to United enjoying home advantage.
West Ham were denied a penalty in the all-Premnier League tie when the ball struck Rafael's arm but the hosts got one when Jordan Spence handled late on although Wayne Rooney missed the spot kick.
"You see it time and time again at Old Trafford," Allardyce had said after Wednesday's 1-0 defeat. "There's no doubt about the difference between Rafael's handball and Jordan Spence's.